Columbia River Fishing

Columbia River Fishing- A guide to news, reports and information for Salmon, steelhead and sturgeon fishing for the Columbia River

Fall Salmon Fishing

A proud couple with their Buoy 10 Chinook Salmon

Buoy 10 Chinook Update Buoy 10 Salmon fishing in Astoria has been in full swing for 2 weeks now. We’ve been chasing Chinook Salmon on the Columbia River and Coho Salmon in the ocean. It seems as though the bigger tides have brought the best fishing, but historically that’s not always the case. Fishing the […]

Buoy 10 Opens on the Columbia River

Beautiful Chinook Salmon Fillets

Chinook Salmon – King of the Columbia  The 2019 Buoy 10 Salmon Season opened up in Astoria last Thursday, with huge tides and some beautiful Chinook being landed. As expected, we had some good fishing above the Astoria bridge and some good bites from Hammond to Astoria. We’ve been trolling with anchovies, herring and spinners, […]

Astoria is the Place to Fish in August

4 anglers with their limits of coho

August brings some of the best salmon fishing in Oregon and Washington to Astoria. It’s the start of the Fall Salmon run on the Columbia River and we’re super excited about this year’s Buoy 10 Salmon season. We’ve already been out targeting these same fish on the Pacific Ocean while they are preparing for their […]

2019 Buoy 10 Astoria Salmon Preview

Limits of Coho Salmon for Everyone

We’re only a week away from the 2019 Buoy 10 Salmon opener on the Columbia River. If the fantastic summer fishing that we’ve had is any indication of how the Buoy 10 season could be for us, it looks like we’re in for some nice fishing.  There are loads of Coho Salmon in the ocean […]

Columbia River Fishing – Summer Fun!

Happy family with Columbia River Summer Steelhead

Our fishing focus of late has been on the Ocean Salmon staged off the mouth of the Columbia River. Ocean fishing, which opened June 22nd, has been good and will continue to improve as we head toward the Buoy 10 opener on August 1st.  That doesn’t mean we have to wait until August to fish […]

Astoria Salmon: The Future Looks Bright

3 limits of coho salmon

The Buoy 10 Salmon Fishing Season is still over a month away in Astoria, but that’s not stopping us from getting on fish that are feeding off the mouth of the Columbia River. The Pacific Ocean Salmon Season opened up last Saturday, June 22nd, to plenty of fishing action and fresh salmon fillets all around. […]

Astoria Sturgeon – We’re Just Getting Started!

4 proud guys with their keeper sturgeon

You may not know it, but we have the largest freshwater fish species in North America right here in Oregon. White Sturgeon, with their rough, scaleless skin and 4 barbels near their snouts, provide some of the best fishing opportunities in the country. We fish for these bottom feeders most of the year, on the […]

Astoria Salmon Fishing – Here’s What’s on Deck

4 Happy Guys with their Salmon

It’s June and the weather isn’t the only thing heating up around here. Salmon fishing on the Oregon Coast is about to take center stage and I’m looking forward to it! Astoria is the place to be if you’re in search of a guided fishing trip or charter for salmon. Astoria Ocean Salmon Fishing The […]

Oregon Fishing: Summer Starts Now

Couple holding a sturgeon before they release it

May and June offer a variety of fishing opportunities. We try to run our guided fishing trips and charters where the fish are and currently that’s Astoria, Portland, and Tillamook. We’re fishing for sturgeon, salmon, steelhead, and bottom fish, which gives lots of options to choose from depending on where you live or are vacationing. Keeper […]

2019 Columbia River Summer Steelhead Season Begins

Limited Out with 2 Columbia River Summer Steelhead each

Columbia River Summer Steelhead Tomorrow, May 16th, we kick off the 2019 Columbia River Summer Steelhead Season. With a daily bag limit of 2 steelhead through June 30th, and 1 steelhead during the month of July, this has become a favorite fishery for many. Fishing the Columbia River below just Portland gives us the opportunity […]